If The Nightmare Before Christmas was unleashed onto the world of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer while on bath salts, you might get the imagery shown in Alan Robert‘s latest gory and graphic adult coloring book, Beauty of Horror: Ghosts of Christmas, which releases on October 30, 2018.
Many might know Alan Robert as the bassist for New York hardcore band Life of Agony. His artistic nature turned to graphic novels and his Beauty of Horror series adult coloring book from IDW Publishing.
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The Beauty of Horror: A GOREgeous Coloring Book Paperback
By Alan Robert
Release date: October 4, 2016
Life Of Agony bassist Alan Robert already made the jump to comic book creator with the 2010 miniseries Wire Hangers, and has since gone on write and illustrate other titles, such as Killogy, the IDW miniseries he created that tells the story of three murderers, one of whom has the likeness of Marky Ramone. Now, the Brooklyn native has made another successful leap in his career — to adult coloring books with The Beauty of Horror: A GOREgeous Coloring Book.
Chances are, the average adult doesn’t think they have the time for coloring, or perhaps they believe it’s something you leave behind with childhood. But it’s known nowadays that coloring is actually quite therapeutic, and if you don’t believe me, just grab a crayon, pencil, or marker, and start coloring something in, and within minutes, you’ll experience the smoothing effects.
So, Frank Vincent, Marky Ramone, and Brea Grant are locked in a Brooklyn jail cell together… No, it’s not the start of some bizarre joke””it’s the start of one powerful gorefest by Alan Robert entitled Killogy. IDW has bundled the miniseries into one volume that every horror comic devotee should plan to have in their collection.
Alan Robert’s tight script drops the reader right in the middle of a high-tension scene thanks to his Tarantino-esque manipulation of the story’s timeline. This is a tricky thing to pull off properly, but Robert (best know for Wire Hangers) makes it seem effortless as he fills in the plot with pieces of the past to reveal the strange and possibly supernaturally-influenced connections between the characters.